CITY Hall Sessions’ second line-up for 2012 will offer a three day ‘mini-fest’ which explores both the jazz and contemporary African genre. The series will run from July 5 to 7.
The opening night caters for lovers of local jazz with a big band experience directed by Silent Revolution Music, who also ran last year’s Winter Jazz Series. The line-up includes Khaya Mahlangu, Errol Dyers, Zolani Mahola and Morris Goldberg with a narrative by actor David Isaacs.
On July 6 audiences can groove to Closet Snare, complete with a 12-piece string section and guest stars Inge Beckmann, Bokani Dyer and EJ von Lyrik, before Joe Nina and MXO take the stage.
A contemporary African music session will wrap up July 7, with a programme that includes guitarist Madala Kunene and Caiphus Semenya.
A photographic exhibition called Not Just Divas (courtesy of Moshito – The SA Music Conference) will be on display.
It includes 30 photographs of women musicians from, or performing in SA – a pertinent study ahead of August 9 women’s day.
Workshops for 45 music school (instrumental curriculum) students will be held over the three days.
Daytime workshops will be mentored by several of the featured musicians.
The concert start at 7.30pm on Thursday and 8pm on the weekend at the Cape Town City Hall.
l Tickets are R40 to R150. Call Computicket at 0861 915 8000. There will be discounts for students. For more information, see www.cityhallsessions.co.za